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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales was founded in 1949 and is located in Kensington, Sydney. It is one of Australia's "Group of 8" universities and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, which is an international society of research-intensive universities. UNSW has over 45,000 students and 6,000 staff and offers more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs.

The UNSW Faculty of Medicine was established in 1960 and currently has a student body in excess of 2,500. The Faculty comprises 9 different schools covering the different health sciences.

Undergraduate courses offered include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (6 year course)
  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Arts (7 year course)
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine) Honours (1 year research program offered to high achieving students completing their MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (3 year course)
  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (4 year course)
There is also a post-graduate entry stream into the Medicine program for high achieving Medical Science students.

UNSW's Medicine program is both vertically and horizontally integrated and focuses on scenario-based learning. All courses are interdisciplinary and promote a student-centred approach which focuses on the value of experience, reflection and personal growth.

[h1]MBBS COURSE STRUCTURE[/h1]

The UNSW Medicine Program comprises of a series of fully integrated courses which are studied over 27 teaching periods, each of 8 weeks duration. There are four teaching periods in a year and an additional fifth summer teaching period which occurs in Years 4-6. The Program is divided into 3 phases, each being approximately 2 years long. Learning and teaching in these phases is organised broadly around the human life cycle. This is demonstrated in the four fundamental domains of the program, with each domain comprising of four major themes. These themes aim to incorporate integrated learning in the contexts of health scenarios, clinical presentations, or specific patient problems that have been encountered during clinical experiences.

Studied content incorporates aspects of both proactive and reactive measures to health issues in both individuals and populations and is organised into focused streams - the biomedical sciences, the psychosocial aspects of health and illness and medical practice. The overall learning process promotes student autonomy, collaborative learning, learning from experience, and through the development of adult teacher-learner relationships. Assessment is outcome based and focuses on achievement in a range of medicine-specific and generic capabilities.

[h2]Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2)[/h2]

Phase 1 involves a "settling in" term called Foundations for first years and then a cycle of 8 integrated teaching periods focusing around the 4 domains mentioned above. After the Foundations course, first years and second years have most classes together due to the integrated focus of the program.

Learning is separated into lectures, practicals, scenario group sessions and tutorials. The structure of these is as follows:

  • 8x1hr Lectures every week. Usually held on Mondays-Thursdays at 9am-11am
  • 2x2hr Practical classes every week. Scheduling varies for different classes. Encompasses disciplines such as anatomy, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, etc.
  • 2x2hr Scenario Group Sessions (SGS) every week. Involves small groups (~14 students) and focuses on summarising and reflecting on the issues and theory learnt throughout the week.
  • 2x1hr Tutorials. Covers difficult areas of content learnt in lectures to help students with further understanding.
  • 1x3hr Clinical and Communications Skills (CCS) tutorial every fortnight. Focuses on clinical learning and patient communication. This tutorial alternates with the hospital tutorial so students can practice what has been learnt in a clinical setting.
  • 1x2hr Hospital tutorial every fortnight. Focuses on clinical learning and patient communication and using these skills in a clinical setting.
Each week roughly consists of 20 hours with SGS, CCS and some tutorials being compulsory. This is enforced using an 80% attendance rule.

Assessment usually comprises of an individual assignment, a group project and the end of course examination every teaching period.

There are many topics and subjects that can be chosen for the individual assignment and group project with each topic encompassing two focus capabilities. The marking system is a Pass/Fail system which consists of the following grades:

  • F - Fail
  • P- - Just passed
  • P - Pass
  • P+ - Passed with a greater understanding than what was required
The End of Course Examination (EOC) is usually 2.5-3 hours long and comprises of a Multiple Choice section and a Short Answer section. The grades achievable are:


  • Fail - <~50
  • Pass conceded - ~50-52 (Just passed)
  • Pass - ~50-65
  • Credit - 65-75
  • Distinction - 75-85
  • High Distinction - 85+
[h2]Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4)[/h2]

Phase 2 consists of two components which may be taken in any order: the ILP and Coursework.

[h4]The Independent Learning Project (ILP)[/h4]The ILP is a research project which is taken over the course of 4 x 8 week blocks and may be in a wide variety of Medical subjects. ILPs are designed to be undertaken in one of the schools within the Faculty of Medicine, or other UNSW affiliated research institutes or centres. You have the choice of choosing between negotiating an ILP, and registering preferences for ILPs from a generated list

Those undertaking a Bsc (Medicine) Honours degree are exempt from ILP. Other exemptions from ILP include those who can display a high level of research at a tertiary level (e.g. another Honours program, Masters degree)

Some students view this time as a “year off”, whilst other use this year as a chance to research/publish in an area of interest, and therefore increase their chances in gaining specialty training in the future.

[h4]Coursework[/h4]
Phase 2 consists of the 4 basic courses which typically consists of 2 University days and 3 clinical days. University days consist of lectures and practical classes, as well as a once-a-week Case Method Tutorial (CMT), and clinical days consist of case-discussions, bedside tutorials, clinical tutorials, clinics, etc. At the end of each week, a case is discussed in CMT, and much of the activities earlier in the week supplement the discussion of this case.

Over the whole of Phase 2 coursework, you will be required to submit 5 assignments and 1 group project. At the end of Coursework, there is also an Integrated Clinical Examination (ICE) which consists of 6 stations, each being 20 minutes in length, 10 minutes is allowed for clinical examination and/or history taking and/or counselling and/or performance of a procedural skill, and the other 10 minutes is dedicated to a viva examination.

[h3]Honours[/h3]
[When an honours research year will occur, info about it, requirements to do it, significance, what it would involve...etc]

[h2]Phase 3 (Years 5 and 6)[/h2]

[h1]MEDICINE AT UNSW[/h1]
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[h2]Hospitals and Clinical Schools[/h2]
The main UNSW teaching hospitals located in Sydney are:


  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
  • St George Hospital, Kogarah
  • St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst
  • Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick
  • Sutherland Hospital, Caringbah
  • Bankstown Hospital, Bankstown
  • Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown
  • Fairfield Hospital, Fairfield
The main teaching hospitals located outside of Sydney are:

  • Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong
  • Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, Wagga Wagga
  • Albury Base Hospital, Albury
  • Wodonga Regional Health Service, Wodonga (Victoria)
  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Harbour Hospital, Coffs Harbour
[h2]Gallery[/h2]

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[h1]MBBS/BA[/h1]

[h1]ENTRY PROCEDURE:[/h1]
At UNSW, 270 students will be selected for entry into Medicine in 2011, out of more than 3500 applicants.

The application procedure and requirements for entry into UNSW will depend on the type of applicant you are. Both school-leavers (i.e. students who have just completed high school), and non-standard applicants [insert link to non-standard wiki] (i.e. [insert definition]) will apply under these categories:

[h2]Local Applicants[/h2]
Local applicants are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Note that applicants who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency must apply as a local applicant. They are ineligible to apply as an international student irrespective of their citizenship of any other country.

The number of Local applicants selected is 208.


To apply:
  1. Register to sit for the UMAT exam by Friday 4 June 2010
    You will be ranked on this score as well as your predicted ATARfor interview offers, and it will make up 33% of your final aggregate.

    ATAR and UMAT scores required for an interview in 2009 for 2010 intake

  2. Submit a Registration of Interest form by 30 September 2010 via the Faculty of Medicine's website at www.med.unsw.edu.au
  3. Submit a Medicine Application Form with the Faculty of Medicine by 30 September 2010. For details on late application to the Faculty visit www.med.unsw.edu.au This will require a predicted ATAR.

    The predicted ATAR cutoff for 2011 is 96. If you have undertaken 3/4 of university, your GPA will be equally considered along with your ATAR. It will make up 50% of your interview offers.
  4. Register for B Medicine / B Surgery on UAC by the closing date
  5. Sit the HSC and acquire an ATAR.
    The ATAR cutoff for 2011 is 96. It will make up 33% of your final aggregate.
  6. Applicants offered main round interviews will be contacted in late October and applicants offered final round interviews will be contacted mid-late December. Attend the interviews if you are offered.
  7. Offers are released on the Wed 19 Jan 2011 via UAC.
  8. Second round offers are released on the Wed 2 Feb 2011 via UAC.
    These offers will be released to successful applicants who have not been offered a place in first round offers. Also, the type of offer you receive may be 'upgraded' (from bonded to unbonded).
Further Information:

The UNSW Medicine Undergraduate Entry site states that:

Applicants need to be aware that because selection is on the basis of a combination of all three criteria (i.e. academic merit, UMAT and interview), they will increase their likelihood of being selected by achieving the highest possible result in each of the three criteria. (This is illustrated by the fact that although the minimum ATAR for eligibility is 96.00, the median ATAR required for entry is always greater than 99.60. Similarly for both UMAT and the interview, the median scores required for entry are close to the top of the respective ranges.)

Further information:

  • Prerequisites: None
    Assumed Knowledge: English (Fundamentals of English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) is not considered suitable preparation for the UNSW medical program)
    Recommended Studies: Chemistry

[h2]Rural Applicants[/h2]
Rural Applicants apply to Medicine through the Rural Student Entry Scheme. Applicants are considered rural if they have lived in a defined rural location in Australia for a minimum of five years from the age of five.

Applicants must choose to apply through the Rural Student Entry Scheme or General Entry, they cannot apply to both. Applicants who lived in a rural location other than Australia are not eligible for the scheme.
The number of Rural applicants selected is 25% of total local intake.


To apply:
  1. Register to sit for the UMAT exam by Friday 4 June 2010.
    The UMAT cutoff for 2011 is ___. You will be ranked on this score for interview offers, and it will make up __% of your final aggregate.
  2. Fill in the application form on the [insert uni] website [insert link to application form]. This will require a predicted ATAR.
    The predicted ATAR cutoff for 2011 is __ (__ GPA). It will make up 33% of your interview offers.
  3. Register for [insert course name] on [insert uni admissions centre] by [insert closing date]
  4. Sit the HSC and acquire an ATAR.
    The ATAR cutoff for 2011 is __. It will make up 33% of your final aggregate.
  5. Interview offers are released on the ____. Attend the interviews if you are offered.
  6. Offers are released on the Wed 19 Jan 2011 via UAC.
  7. Second round offers are released on the Wed 2 Feb 2011 via UAC.
    These offers will be released to successful applicants who have not been offered a place in first round offers. Also, the type of offer you receive may be 'upgraded' (from bonded to unbonded).
Further Information:
  • Prerequisites: None
    Assumed Knowledge: English (Fundamentals of English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) is not considered suitable preparation for the UNSW medical program)
    Recommended Studies: Chemistry

[h2]Indigenous Applicants[/h2]
Applicants are considered Indigenous if they are an Australian or Torres Strait Islander.

The number of Indigenous applicants selected is currently unknown.


To apply:
  1. Fill in the application form on the UNSW website and send in to the Nura Gili Indigenous Programs by 30th September 2010.
  2. Register for UNSW MBBS on UAC by 30th September 2010
  3. Sit the HSC and acquire an ATAR.
  4. Interview offers are released in early October 2010. Attend the interviews in mid October 2010 if you are offered.
    Selection for interview is by the following criteria:
    - Demonstrated motivation to practice medicine
    - Academic capability, including, the capacity to achieve within the UNSW Medical Program
    - Demonstrated ability to relate to Indigenous Health issues
  5. Offers are released in late October 2010 via UNSW for progression to the UNSW Pre-Medicine Programs.
  6. Pre Medicine Program held Monday 22nd November to Friday 17th December.
Further information:
  • Prerequisites: None
    Assumed Knowledge: English (Fundamentals of English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) is not considered suitable preparation for the UNSW medical program)
    Recommended Studies: Chemistry
[h2]Non-standard Applicants[/h2]
Non-standard applicants are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently or have completed an undergraduate degree.

Non-standard applicants are considered with local applicants for the 208 local places.

To apply:
  1. Register to sit for the UMAT exam by Friday 4 June 2010.
    You will be ranked on this score as well as your academic score (50% ATAR, 50% GPA) for interview offers, and it will make up 33% of your final aggregate.
  2. Submit a Registration of Interest form by 30 September 2010 via the Faculty of Medicine's website at www.med.unsw.edu.au
  3. Submit a Medicine Application Form with the Faculty of Medicine by 30 September 2010. For details on late application to the Faculty visit www.med.unsw.edu.au

    If you have undertaken 3/4 of university, your GPA will be equally considered along with your ATAR. It will make up 50% of your interview offers.
  4. Register for B Medicine / B Surgery on UAC by the closing date
  5. Sit the HSC and acquire an ATAR, and are in university with a GPA. It will make up 33% of your final aggregate.
  6. Applicants offered main round interviews will be contacted in late October and applicants offered final round interviews will be contacted mid-late December. Attend the interviews if you are offered.
  7. Offers are released on the Wed 19 Jan 2011 via UAC.
  8. Second round offers are released on the Wed 3 Feb 2011 via UAC.
    These offers will be released to successful applicants who have not been offered a place in first round offers. Also, the type of offer you receive may be 'upgraded' (from bonded to unbonded).
Further information:
  • Prerequisites: None
    Assumed Knowledge: English (Fundamentals of English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) is not considered suitable preparation for the UNSW medical program)
    Recommended Studies: Chemistry

[h2]International Applicants[/h2]
International applicants are not Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
Note that applicants who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency must apply as local applicants. They are ineligible to apply as an international student irrespective of their citizenship of any other country.
The number of International applicants selected is 70.


To apply:
  1. Register to sit for the UMAT/ISAT exam by Friday 4 June 2010.
    Applicants who are living in Australia or New Zealand in 2010 are required to sit UMAT. All other international students are exempt from sitting UMAT in 2010. It will make up
  2. Fill in the application form on the [insert uni] website [insert link to application form]. This will require a predicted ATAR.
    The predicted Singapore A Levels cutoff for 2011 is AABB (H2) or BB (H1) or AAB in other A Levels. The International Baccalaureate score required is 36.
    It will make up 50/100% of your interview offers.
  3. Register for UNSW MBBS o nUAC by [insert closing date]
  4. Sit the HSC and acquire an ATAR.
    The ATAR cutoff for 2011 is ___. It will make up 33% of your final aggregate.
  5. Interview offers are released on the ____. Many applicants will be offered a telephone interview. The interview will be semi-structured and will cover a wide range of relevant issues.
  6. Offers are released on the ___ via [insert uni admissions centre].
  7. Second round offers are released on the ___ via [insert uni admissions centre].
    These offers will be released to successful applicants who have not been offered a place in first round offers. Also, the type of offer you receive may be 'upgraded' (from bonded to unbonded).

Further information:
  • Prerequisites: None
    Assumed Knowledge: English (Fundamentals of English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) is not considered suitable preparation for the UNSW medical program)
    Recommended Studies: Chemistry

[h1]OFFER CATEGORIES[/h1]
Your offer may fall under certain categories as some places in Medicine have been added due to government policy. As a result, you will be required to sign a contract and fulfill certain duties, in order to be given a spot. For more information on these categories, please visit [wiki]Types of medical places[/wiki]. These categories include:

  • Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
    149 places
  • Bonded Medical Place (BMP)
    52 places
  • MRBS place
    7 places
  • International place
    70 places
[h1]SCHOLARSHIPS[/h1]


[h2] Insert scholarship [/h2]

  • Description
  • Criteria
  • Money/benefits
  • Requirements
  • Applications
  • Due dates

[h1]ACCOMMODATION[/h1]

Accommodation offered near [insert uni] campus includes:
[h2] Insert name of accommodation[/h2]

  • Description
  • Fees
  • Facilities (food, internet, phone, tutors, parking, bathroom)
  • Location
  • Social Life/general area
  • Application deadlines, fees, requirements
A comparison of accommodation:
[h2]Comparison of Fees [/h2]

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[h2]Comparison of facilities[/h2]

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[h1]SYDNEY LIFE[/h1]

[This would include a description of the atmosphere in the city (mainly for internationals I guess), targeting the main questions they ask: weather, multiculturalism, how rural it is, transport system...etc

[h1]CONTACT DETAILS[/h1]

Postal Address
Faculty of Medicine
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia

Telephone
(02) 9385 8765
Fax: (02) 9385 1874

School Enquires
Online Enquiry/Feedback Form

Application Enquiries:
medapplications[MENTION=5001]med[/MENTION].unsw.edu.au

[h1]OTHER SITES[/h1]

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